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Old 20-03-2011, 05:19   #1
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backstay SSB copper sleeve/clamp/slug/die

I have foolishly removed the copper die that had been crimped on to my insulated backstay without sourcing a replacement unit.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might find a crimp-on type of copper sleeve that connects the SSB antenna wire to the backstay?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: backstay SSB copper sleeve/clamp/slug/die

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I have foolishly removed the copper die that had been crimped on to my insulated backstay without sourcing a replacement unit.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might find a crimp-on type of copper sleeve that connects the SSB antenna wire to the backstay?

Thanks in advance...
Better to use a s/s wire clamp. Use an extra nut to clamp an insulated ring terminal on (ring terminal terminates the GTO-15 wire from the tuner).

If you do the insulating well, using adhesive heat-shrink tubing and/or other waterproofing material, you don't even need a "drip loop"; just go directly to the clamp.

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